Area Obituaries

Sheddy C. Thacker

Sheddy C. Thacker, 78, of Whitwell, died at NHC Dunlap, Saturday, August 17, 2019. Mr. Thacker was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Edna Morrison Thacker; his wife, Linda McGowan Thacker; infant son, Sheddy Thacker, Jr.; daughter, Vanessa Graham; two sisters, Linda Campbell and Faye Rutherford; and four brothers, Lester, Elmer, Jimmy Don…

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Roy Preston Mannon

Roy Preston Mannon, 72, of Whitwell died Friday, August 16, 2019. Mr. Mannon was a member of East Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alma Sisk Mannon; brothers, George, Kim and Jack Mannon; and sister, Mary Curtis. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Johnston of Whitwell; sisters, Debbie Kingsley,…

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Stephen Greer

Stephen Thomas Greer, 70, prominent attorney, devoted father and spouse, and lifelong resident of Dunlap, passed away August 6, 2019 at Erlanger Hospital. Greer was born on September 9, 1948. He was the son of Lota Applewhite Greer and the late Judge Arthur Thomas Greer, Jr. Greer was married to the love of his life,…

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Patty Grady Clayton

Patty Grady Clayton, 84, of Dunlap, died at her home on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Willie Rubel Clayton; and parents, Max and Mildred Lockridge Grady. She was a member of the church of Christ of Dunlap. Survivors include sons, Freddie (Tammy) Clayton and…

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Carlyle Bryant

Carlyle Moran Bryant, 92, of Dunlap, died peacefully at his home on Friday morning, August 2. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and George Bryant; and his sister, Jeaneane Payne. He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Arbutus Barker Bryant; their five children, Charlotte Darnell, Dallas Texas, Colleen Davis, Chattanooga,…

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Tommy Vaughn

Tommy H. Vaughn, 70, of Dunlap, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. Tommy was an avid outdoorsman and spent countless hours deer hunting in his younger years, then, later in life, enjoyed relaxing with a fishing pole with his close friends. He relished every moment spent with his grandsons, never missing the chance to teach…

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Fran Roberson

Frances Elizabeth “Fran” Roberson, age 71 of Pikeville, died peacefully with family and friends by her side, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Fran was the owner and operator of Fran’s Flowers for over 50 years. She had a servant’s heart and shared her faith and love for the Lord with everyone she came in contact with.…

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Glenn Morrison

Glenn Morrison, 72, of Whitwell, went to rest in the bosom of Abraham on Monday, July 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late William Taylor and Martha Louise Layne Morrison, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Renee Morrison. Glenn was a Torah Observant Believer in Messiah,…

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Daniel Ann Smith Cooley

Daniel Ann Smith Cooley, 95, of Antioch and formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee died peacefully with family by her side, Saturday, July 27, 2019. She was a member of Bell Road Church of Christ in Nashville, worked in a textile factory, enjoyed quilting and her flower gardens. Preceding her in death were her parents, Ernest and…

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Bobbie Dean Heard Blake

Dunlap Was Always “Home” Bobbie Dean Heard Blake loved her hometown of Dunlap and the Sequatchie Valley. She was born in Dunlap on December 12, 1928 to Jud and Velma Heard and was the second of 10 children. She graduated from Sequatchie County High School and, at the age of 19, moved to Jacksonville, Florida,…

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